OPERAS Conference: “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge” | National Documentation Centre, Greece
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"As an active participant in the European OPERAS-D project, the National Documentation Centre is supporting the ongoing debate on Open Access to publications and research data, by organising an International Conference entitled "Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge", on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June, at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (48, Vas. Konstantinou, Athens). The key goal of OPERAS-D (Design for Open Access Publications in European Research Areas for Social Sciences and Humanities) is the development of a European e-infrastructure for open scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Co-ordinator of OPERAS-D is the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and its partners the National Documentation Centre, the Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), the Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (DGIA) and Knowledge Unlatched (KU). The project, funded by Horizon 2020, strengthens the OPERAS network which was created in 2015 by 16 key institutions in the field of Open Scholarly Communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The aim is to introduce the principles of Open Science in SSH and to ensure effective dissemination of and access to research results. The Conference will be an opportunity to exchange opinions on scholarly communication in Europe and the changes being brought about by Open Science. The academic community is switching to the Open Science model, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities, while facing the challenge of effective communication between institutions, disciplines and countries. Conference speakers are eminent figures from Greece, Europe, Canada and Brazil who are active in Open Scholarly Communication. The term ‘Scholarly Communication’ is used to describe the process by which scientists and researchers share, communicate and publish research findings so that they are available to the research and academic communities as well as the general public. The conference is intended for all involved in open scholarly communication activities: libraries, publishers, infrastructure managers, institutions and funders and researchers. To register for the conference, please follow this link: bit.ly/2opwu9b. The conference will be broadcast live at http://media.ekt.gr/live."